The Hamster pp 289-321 | Cite as

Behavioral Development in the Syrian Golden Hamster

  • Thomas A. Schoenfeld
  • Christiana M. Leonard

Abstract

Study of behavioral development in hamsters had its formal beginnings in German ethology in the work of Dieterlen, Eibl-Eibesfeldt, and others. These studies offered some of the first descriptions of hamster pup behavior and established an important precedent for experimental inquiries into developmental mechanisms by the use of hamsters reared in isolation—the so-called Kaspar-Hauser animals (Dieterlen, 1959)—to test the importance of environmental stimuli on behavioral development.

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Solid Food Golden Hamster Behavioral Development Olfactory Tubercle Odor Preference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Schoenfeld
    • 1
  • Christiana M. Leonard
    • 2
  1. 1.Worcester Foundation for Experimental BiologyShrewsburyUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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